3/4/2013 3/11/2016 __________________ Room 103 May Whitney Elementary School This Week During Class... Language Arts: In reading we revisited character traits. We talked about how characters change throughout a story and how that affects the plot. We also learned the difference between tone and mood. The tone is what the author is trying to convey, and the mood is what the reader feels. They are generally closely linked. Upcoming Events Good Friday, No In writing, we began to generate ideas for a nonfiction piece. The students listed things they wonder about, as well as, their passions. School Math: Friday, March 25 This week in math we looked at a few different graphs/charts. We learned how to read a bar graph, picture graph, line chart, and table. We, also, decided some graphs are easier to use when comparing data. Spring Break Monday ,March 28Friday , April 1st PARCC Testing Begins Monday, April 4 Social Studies: The students presented their branches of government projects. There are 3 branches of government; legislative, executive, and judicial. Your child should be able to tell you the leaders and functions of each branch. Other: We started to practice for the PARCC test. The students spent some time on Thursday working through the literacy practice test. Have a great weekend!